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The Accused the Accusers: Famous Speeches of the Chicago Anarchists in Court (1886)

Author: August Spies; Michel Schwab; Oscar Neebe; Adolph Fischer; Louis Lingg; George Engel; Samuel Fielden; Albert R. Parsons
Keywords: Haymarket Affair; Haymarket Riot; radicalism; Chicago history; Socialist Labor Party of America; SLP; Anarchism; Socialism
Language: English
Collection: opensource


"The Accused the Accusers: The Famous Speeches of the Chicago Anarchists in Court: On October 7th, 8th, and 9th, 1886."

Speeches by August Spies, Michel Schwab, Oscar Neebe, Adolph Fischer, Louis Lingg, George Engel, Samuel Fielden, Albert R. Parsons


1. Address of August Spies................. pp. 1-23

2. Address of Michel Schwab.............. pp. 24-28

3. Address of Oscar Neebe................. pp. 29-35

4. Address of Adolph Fischer.............. pp. 36-38

5. Address of Louis Lingg................... pp. 39-42

6. Address of George Engel................ pp. 43-48

7. Address of Samuel Fielden............. pp. 49-89

8. Address of Albert R. Parsons.......... pp. 90-188.

Speeches by the 8 revolutionary socialist leaders arrested in the aftermath of a bombing of the police at a demonstration held in Haymarket Square, Chicago, on May 4, 1886. Seven were sentenced to death, with Oscar Neebe sentenced to a term of 15 years in prison. The sentences of Fielden and Schwab were later commuted to life in prison by the governor. Lingg committed suicide in his cell with a blasting cap on the eve of his execution; Spies, Parsons, Fischer, and Engel were hung to death on November 11, 1887.

The three surviving Haymarket defendants were pardoned by Governor John P. Altgeld on June 26, 1893.

Published by the Socialistic Publishing Society, Chicago, 1886.

Published in the USA prior to 1923, public domain.

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